Meet the ICASA 2023 Plenary Speakers
Prof. Glenda Elisabeth Gray
CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Topic: Fast tracking pandemic vaccines: Lessons learnt from COVID-19 to HIV vaccine development
Mr. Gerald Macharia
Vice President, Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, and the Country Director in Kenya for Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Topic: Delivery and access to innovative biomedical interventions, remove barriers, and build capacity in Africa
Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Associate Scientific Director, Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), South Africa
Topic: Finding the missing targets: What more to do for HIV, TB, STIs, and Hepatitis
Prof. Mehdi Karkouri
President, Coalition PLUS
Topic: Human-centred inclusion of key and vulnerable populations and implementation of DSD approaches to overcome barriers
Dr. Lynda Stranix-Chibanda
Senior Lecturer, Department of Paedratrics, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe
Topic: Optimization of innovative pediatric therapeutics and prevention (DTG, TAF, BnAbs etc).
Dr. Nertila Tavanxhi
Manager, Health Financing High Impact & Southern Eastern Africa, Health Finance Department
The Global Fund Against AIDS, TB and Malaria
Topic: Innovative financing for HIV in the context of UHC. What works?
Dr. Ann Phoya
Public Health Nurse Midwife and Fulbright Scholar
Topic: Refocusing HIV finance in closing HIV equity gaps in Africa and prevention for youth.
Ms Anne Githuku-Shongwe
Director, Regional Support Team, East and South Africa, UNAIDS
Topic: Supporting Innovation and People-centred , Integrated Responses to end AIDS.
Dr. Ruth Laibon Masha, Ph.D
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NATIONAL SYNDEMIC DISEASES CONTROL COUNCIL
Topic: From boutique to systemic and sustainable scale up: The case for HIV prevention.
Hon. Joy Johannah Phumaphi
Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance
Topic: Pandemic Preparedness Framework, implications for Africa.